Strengthen Your Reading Muscles! Reading Independence in Young Learners FLEX

In this 6 week long course students will learn how to sit and read a book for an extended period of time. They will also learn and practice reading strategies to help them read unknown words.
59 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 4 learners

No live meetings

Over 6 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun Jun 5

Jun 5 - Jul 17 (6 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun Jul 3

Jul 3 - Aug 14 (6 weeks)
Flexible Time

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Class Experience

-Students will improve their ability to sit sit in one spot and read the whole time 
-Students will learn strategies to increase their reading stamina and practice using these strategies
-Students will know how to use the reading strategy Looking Lion look at pictures to help with unknown words
-Students will know how to use the reading strategy Chunky Monkey to find small words inside big words to help them read multi-syllable words. 
-Students will know how to use the reading strategy Stretchy Snake to sound out each letter in a word
-Students will know how to use the reading strategy Lips the Fish to make the first sound in a word to help them read an unknown word
-Students will know how to use the reading strategy Flippy Dolphin to flip the vowel sound in a word
-Students will know how to use the reading strategy Skippy Frog to skip over a word and read the whole sentence and then come back and to the beginning of the sentence and figure out the unknown word 
I have a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. 
I am certified to teach in grades k-6. 
I am also Reading Endorsed and ESOL (English as a second language) Endorsed. 
This is my 8th year of teaching. I have taught first, second, and fifth grade.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Your child will need: -3-5 books that are interesting to your child and preferable on their reading level -paper, crayons, pencil (if you choose to do the Nearpod lesson you do not need these materials) -5,10, and/or 20 minute sand timer (optional) this is not needed for class but will be beneficial for your child when they practice building their stamina at home. Many children are even using "Alexa" as their reading stamina timer now. I like students to have a timer in front of them so that, they can see how much time they've been working. In this class your child has 2 different options for watching the videos and completing the work for each week: Option #1: I will upload videos and worksheets into the classroom each week. This option is great if you want to print the worksheet and have your child will out the worksheet during the recorded lesson. Option #2: Each week I will upload a Nearpod lesson that your child can complete for the week. This option is great if you want your child to complete the lesson completely online. The worksheets are uploaded into the Nearpod lesson for your child to complete the lesson on their computer. Using a touchscreen or i-pad is usually easier for younger students to color and complete worksheets online. What if we don't have books at home? -You can check books out at your local library -You can create an account on EPIC (free for 30 days) and your child can find numerous books on their reading level and interest. https://www.getepic.com/ -
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Each week you're welcome to record a video of your child reading their book and sharing the books they've read throughout the week. I will listen to your child reading their story and then record and send a video to your child encouraging them in their reading. I will also send a message to the parent giving them feedback on their child's reading. 
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class will have the option for your child to complete the lesson in Nearpod. The code for the lesson will be posted on the classroom page every Monday. Since this is a 6-week class these lessons will be active for 6-weeks from the start of class.

How do I use Nearpod?
There will be a pdf document and video included in the classroom page that will show you and your child how to use and navigate a Nearpod lesson. 


Jesi LuxonEmpowering independent learners at a young age.
59 total reviews
64 completed classes

About Me

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😀Who am I?😀
My name is Jesi. I go by Mrs. Jesi in my classes. Since COVID I've become a teacher author who creates digital resources for primary teachers. I'm always learning and... 
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